Thaw Your Writing Freeze
Is it hard to muster the energy to write? Are you void of ideas and inspiration? Here’s a “quick tip” to thaw the writing brain freeze.
READ! Yes, read! What we’ve learned over the years is that reading will release your locked up thought processes and let your imagination expand. If you are a poet, read some poetry – try mixing up several favorite poets with some you’ve never read before. Watch what happens when you absorb the words. Something inside begins to wake up. Try it.
If you write prose, read a short story, read a poem, but above all, read. Read aloud if that’s what it takes. Listen to the phrases, the combination of words and sounds. Where is the writer taking you? Where do you want to go?
If you find it hard to sit still to read, start by watching a documentary. You may find that the barrage of facts and images stirs something in you. Take note — this is the start of inspiration.
Now, go do it!